High alert, officers injured in Memphis unrest after armed fugitive killed by police

High alert, officers injured in Memphis unrest after armed fugitive killed by police
Memphis, June 2019. ABC 24 video

[Ed. – The next Ferguson? It sounds like there’s no dispute as to what happened in this case. The police were serving a felony warrant and the guy opened fire on them after ramming their vehicles with his.]

Armed officers and an angry crowd faced off after a black man was fatally shot in a confrontation with U.S. marshals in a working-class Memphis neighborhood.

People in the crowd threw rocks and bricks, with 25 officers suffering mostly minor injuries during the tense clash Wednesday night in the Frayser community in north Memphis. …

Tennessee Bureau of Investigation spokeswoman Keli McAlister said the Gulf Coast Regional Fugitive Task Force went to a Frayser home to look for a suspect with felony warrants. Marshals saw the man get into a vehicle and then proceed to ram task force vehicles several times before exiting with a weapon, McAlister said. Marshals then opened fire, killing the man who died at the scene. McAlister did not say how many marshals fired or how many times the man was shot.

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